Potential downside to domestic surgical tourism

18 junio 2015

Following surgery, up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study suggests that for these patients, returning to the same hospital is important for recovery. Readmission to a different hospital was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for dying within 90 days. The results have implications for patients who take part in domestic medical tourism.